Does the NBA have a parity problem? Commissioner Adam Silver says slow down.
“It’s on me and our labor relations committee ultimately to sit with the players and their committee and convince them that there may be a better way of doing things,” Silver said Tuesday after the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting. “By that, meaning change ultimately in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. ... I don’t necessarily think it’s, per se, bad that the Warriors are so dominant. We’re not trying to create some sort of forced parity. What we’re really focused on is parity of opportunity.”
The Warriors have made four straight NBA Finals, winning three titles in that span. In free agency, they have added superstars like Kevin Durant and now DeMarcus Cousins, who signed a one-year deal for just $5.3 million.
Even with the outcry against the Warriors, the NBA is as popular as ever and it isn't slowing down. As far as the Warriors go, they are enemy No. 1 with a target on their backs that every team has been gunning for this offseason.
For Silver, the commissioner craves competitiveness. And that's exactly what he believes he's getting.
"Let me make clear, under the current system right now, we want teams to compete like crazy," Silver said. "So I think the Warriors, within the framework of this deal, should be doing everything they can to increase their dominance."